Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all -- Marian Keyes, Bestselling Author of * The Break * Heart-warming * Choice Magazine * Wise and poignant * Beyond the Joke * French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed * Independent * Another hilarious novel! * Bella * There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better * Express * An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end * We Love This Book * Very funny and packs an emotional clout. Brilliant! * Heat * Witty and wise, it'll have you burning the midnight oil. A cracker * Woman's Weekly * I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all Hilarious and brilliant * Woman & Home * Praise for Dawn French * - * As ever, even in the darkest of times, Dawn has found humour to inject into her novel * Best * A tantalising story of motherhood told with Dawn French's signature warmth * Sainsbury's Magazine * A thought-provoking read . . . shows the true extent of motherly love * Publishers Association * A bouncy, comedy drama. Funny, poignant and bursting with joie de vivre * Daily Mail * Heartbreaking and humorous in equal measures * Boundless * A story of love, identity and belonging * i * A novel her fans are sure to love * Woman's Weekly * Arresting page-turner * Best * A beautifully powerful story about mothers, family and sacrifice * Sun * Warm, witty and wise . . . I raced through * Daily Mail * An emotionally charged story - and a heartbreaking twist at the end * Hello! * French always writes so melodically about the truth of human nature . . . French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent * My Weekly * Beautifully observed * The Times * A fantastic page-turner * Mail on Sunday * Brilliant . . . a moving read that will stay with you long after you've finished the last page * Closer * The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish * Sunday Times * Moving . . . French's best yet * Good Housekeeping * Fans who have waited five long years for French's fourth novel won't be disappointed: Because Of You is a book with a beating heart, a story told with warmth and verve * Daily Express * Harrowing but uplifting . . . It is a book about mistakes, regret, forgiveness and unconditional love * Daily Mirror * Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on * Guardian * Incredible * Russell Brand * Gorgeous . . . wise and sad and full of love * Marian Keyes * An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human -- Jo Brand